Survey: SC gets lowest ratings in six years

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The Supreme Court had the lowest satisfaction scores in six years, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 21) — The Supreme Court (SC) has gotten the lowest satisfaction score in six years, according to a private pollster Friday.

In the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, the court's net satisfaction rating was at +20 or "Moderate," a 17-point decline from its December 2017 score.

This is the lowest score since the high court's +13 satisfaction rating in May 2012.

The SWS said the decrease could be attributed to two-digit score drops in Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, the Visayas, and Mindanao, where it got the highest score drop of 21 points.

The SC has been the subject of controversy as its head, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, is facing two ouster moves from the government. Once Congress resumes its session on May 15, it will decide on whether to impeach the chief magistrate.

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Meanwhile, Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a quo warranto petition to unseat Sereno on the grounds of not filing her complete Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs). If the SC en banc rules in favor of this, it would invalidate her appointment as SC Chief Justice in 2012.

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Senate, Cabinet ratings down, as House stays at 'Good'

The Senate, Cabinet, and House of Representatives also got lower scores for the first quarter of 2018.

The net satisfaction rating of the Senate fell by one grade from "Very Good" to "Good", at +45 in March 2018, down by 11 points from December 2017.

The Cabinet's net satisfaction rating also saw a 10-point decline, from a +38 "Good" rating last year.

The House also got eight points lower, down to a +35 "moderate" rating.

The net satisfaction rating of the House of Representatives kept the "good" rating, at +35 in March 2018, although down by eight points from December.

The SWS survey used face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide from March 23 to 27.